Welcome To Russell’s

We source local goods whenever possible. Thank you to the Missouri & Illinois farmers/purveyors that make it possible…

  • Buttonwood Farm
  • Rain Crow Ranch
  • Eat Here STL
  • Geiserts Farm
  • Weisenberger Mill
  • Silent Oak Farm
  • Ozark Forest Mushrooms
  • Dry Dock Farm
  • and the list is ever-growing


In the News


Riverfront Times – Chef Chat:

Ping grew up in a family that loves to cook, so he regularly found himself in the kitchen, watching his folks and experimenting with recipes. He always knew he would have a life in the culinary field — Ping started work in the service industry in his early teens then went to culinary school to pursue his passion.

He was inspired to take the leap into opening his own place so early on in his career by his father, a small-business owner who instilled his entrepreneurial spirit in the budding chef. The gamble paid off — in addition to the flagship bakery in Fenton, Ping runs the successful neighborhood restaurant Russell’s on Macklind (5400 Murdoch Avenue; 314-553-9994) in the burgeoning SoHa neighborhood of south city.

Ping took a break from making his scrumptious gooey butter cake (a dish he hesitantly admits that he didn’t like until he created a shortbread-crusted version) to share his thoughts on the St. Louis restaurant scene, the ingredient he likes to sneak into everything and his Sunday night tradition.

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